Karen Jordan - ABC 7 Chicago
Karen Jordan co-anchors the No. 1 rated weekend newscast in Chicago, the ABC 7 Weekend News with Ravi Baichwal. Jordan, who grew up in Evanston, Illinois, joined ABC 7 Chicago in July 2003.

Prior to returning to her home town, Jordan was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a main anchor and reporter at WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio; and a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WKEF-TV in Dayton.

Jordan began her career in Rockford, Illinois, as a general assignment reporter for WIFR-TV.

Jordan has won Emmys as part of team coverage on breaking news stories and public affairs programming at ABC7, and has been recognized for excellence throughout her career by community organizations throughout Chicago.

When not at work, she can be found emceeing events, moderating panels, mentoring aspiring journalists and serving her community as a member of the Links, Inc., a social service organization.

Jordan is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jordan graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, with a B.A. degree in English, and earned a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Jordan is married to broadcast journalist Christian Farr. They are the proud parents of two children. Her father, Robert Jordan, retired from WGN-TV in Chicago after decades as an anchor and reporter.

Karen's Stories
Man, 35, fatally struck by 2 cars in Prospect Heights, police say
A 35-year-old man was struck and killed by two cars in Prospect Heights Tuesday night, police said.
Classes resume at Highland Park's Red Oak School after 3rd bomb threat in 5 days
This comes after a post nearly two weeks ago on an anti-LGBTQ account on the website formerly known as Twitter targeted the school.
Armed robbers target 4 victims on North, West sides in less than an hour: Chicago police
Not long after the robberies, an officer got eyes on the suspected robbers. In his unmarked police vehicle, the officer followed the car for miles, repeatedly radioing for backup.
Les Turner ALS Walk for Life raises money to change outcomes for people living with disease
ABC7's Phil Schwarz has been a supporter of the organization for years, and interviewed the new CEO, Laura Freveletti.
1 in custody, charges pending after woman found strangled in South Side garage: CPD
A 30-year-old woman was found strangled in a garage on the South Side Monday night, Chicago police said.
Missing ex-NFL player appears to post on Instagram from Mexico after mom found dead in Maywood
Sergio Brown appeared to post a rambling message on Instagram stories, talking about the FBI and Maywood police.
'A lovely lady': Maywood mother found dead from assault as her ex-NFL player son remains missing
Maywood residents said former NFL player Sergio Brown lived with his mother, Myrtle, and would often take walks in the neighborhood.
Chicago area Moroccan community bands together after earthquake kills at least 2.9K people
the small Moroccan community in Chicago has grown closer the past few days by organizing relief efforts.
More than 40 cars vandalized at Ford Assembly Plant on Far South Side; no one in custody, CPD says
Nearly two dozen employees at the Ford Assembly Plant on the Far South Side had their cars broken into and vandalized in two separate incidents.
Evanston land use commission weighs in on new Ryan Field plans, community split on proposal
After two delays, the Evanston land use commission weighed in Wednesday night on plans by Northwestern University to revamp Ryan Field.